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Syracuse Man Gets Jail For Stealing $5 Million Winning Lotto Ticket

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A former auto dealership manager convicted of possessing an apartment complex maintenance worker’s winning $5 million New York lottery ticket was sentenced Tuesday to up to 25 years in prison by a judge who cited his “rapacious greed.” The Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office said Andy Ashkar, 35, of Camillus, was sentenced Tuesday morning to the maximum sentence of 8 1/3 to 25 years for having the ticket that was stolen at his parents’ convenience store in Syracuse in October 2006.

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